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Old 07-26-2018, 10:23 PM
 
Location: TX
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How often, probably once or twice a week. How often do i really do it? Probably once every few weeks, month. But sheets and cases, once a week.
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Old 07-27-2018, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Same here. Unless I plan to rent out my room to AirBnB(in which case I would get separate pillows) Iím not going to wash my pillows.

So far so good, I havenít fallen ill to any pillow diseases
same here. If I have pillows that have covers, I was the covers every so often, but generally I don't like the way pillows that are washed come out. We wash our pillow slips but as for pillows, just replace them from time to time. I can see fluffing them up in the dryer maybe, that would also remove some germs. Like jamin I grew up in a family where no one washed pillows, so just never got in the habit and I am anything other than a germaphobic. I will add, this doesn't mean my house or our beds are dirty, I just don't worry about things as much as others do.
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Old 07-27-2018, 05:45 PM
 
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For some reason I have turned my pillowcases brown over time. I have had this problem for fifty years. Nobody else in the family has that problem. I do not know if it's from the soda that I use to drink all the time or the tea that I now drink. I do shower frequently. We have also washed our bedding frequently; but my pillowcases still get a brown tinge.

It is also the reason that we do replace them regularly.
Do you sweat a lot at night? My SO does and his pillows are gross. He doesnít care for the slippery feeling of a cover under the case. Some nights he sweats so much the pillow is damp. A few nights of that and it starts to get a bit stinky too.
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Old 07-28-2018, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Do you sweat a lot at night? My SO does and his pillows are gross. He doesnít care for the slippery feeling of a cover under the case. Some nights he sweats so much the pillow is damp. A few nights of that and it starts to get a bit stinky too.
Not normally; I love a cold room with the air conditioner running hard in the warmer months. Bleach is my 'friend' until I use too much and get very large moth holes! Then it is time for new pillowcases!
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Old 07-28-2018, 01:14 PM
 
Location: SC
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I wash my pillows in the hottest part of the summer, when the humidity is the lowest. Hot water, bleach, detergent. 2 in the washer at a time. I also stand and monitor the washing action, as they get unbalanced. When the wash water drains, I add distilled vinegar to the rinse.
After they are spun dry as possible, I hang them outside or prop on a patio chair. In full sun. Usually one full day is enough to dry. If not, they get more of the the next day. It's a great chore for a hot dry sunny weekend.
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Old 07-28-2018, 04:04 PM
 
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Not normally; I love a cold room with the air conditioner running hard in the warmer months. Bleach is my 'friend' until I use too much and get very large moth holes! Then it is time for new pillowcases!
He sweats even with the A/C going.

I use way too much bleach on all my fabrics.
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